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Meet Oscar Exhibition opens in Los Angeles and New York

February 8 2007
12:05

In Los Angeles and New York beginning in February will open the exhibition Oscar statuettes - the most prestigious awards in world cinema. Exhibition "Meet the Oscars, Los Angeles" will last from 9 to 24 February.

The exhibition will feature 57 identical statues, but only one of these visitors will be able to hold in their hands and be photographed with her.

Four presented at the exhibition belonged to legend Oscar Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn, and the remaining 52 will find their hosts at the ceremony Academy Awards on Feb. 25 this year.

Already known to the owners of two of them - a world-famous composer and conductor Ennio Morricone will receive the Oscar in the category Academy Award, and the former president of Paramount Pictures Sherry Lansing will receive a golden statuette in the category Humanitarian Award named after Jean Hersholt.

The exhibition is running a contest - visitors can test their knowledge about the laureate of different years, films and facts relating to the main prize of the American Academy. A similar exhibition will open February 12 in New York and will run until February 25.

The exhibition "Meet the Oscars, New York" will be presented 53 statuettes. Two of the statues belonged submitted Hollywood legends - actor Clark Gable and actress Bette Davis. For the first time in New York be allowed to take pictures with the visitors winning - at the LA shows such an opportunity was provided previously. The remaining 50 gold statuettes presented at the New York exhibition, will be awarded to winners of the Prize at a ceremony in the next, in 2008.

Each figurine handmade weighs about four kilograms, its height is about 35 centimeters.

Oscar makes Chicago firm RS Owens & Company of the metal alloy Britain. Covers statuettes alloy of copper, nickel, silver, and 24-carat gold. Reports RIA Novosti.

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